RailCats owner to speak
GARY | The Gary Chamber of Commerce holds its monthly general membership meeting from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Majestic Star Casino, South Shore Events Center, 1 Buffington Harbor Drive. Patrick A. Salvi, owner of the 2013 American Association Champions, the Gary SouthShore RailCats, will discuss the RailCats' 2014 season. Salvi also will share any updates on the expansion of the Fifth Avenue sports corridor and the effect it would have on the business community. Cost is $17 with RSVP or $20 at door. Contact Janice Bowden, (219) 885-7407, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.garychamber.com.
DAR hosts award recipients
MUNSTER | The Timothy Ball Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution hosts the DAR Good Citizen Award reception at 7 p.m at Ridge United Methodist Church, 8607 Columbia Ave., Munster. The recipients are Joshua Paul Borst, Calumet New Tech High School; Alex Edward Coccia, Munster High School; Alizah Jazelle Frechette, Hammond High School; Sara Nicole Joyce, Griffith High School; and Kaven Kolb, Gavit High School. The student advancing to the Indiana State DAR Good Citizens competition will be announced.
Attend networking workshop
HIGHLAND | A morning networking with local business owners and professionals is from 8 to 9:30 a.m. at Standard Bank & Trust, 2930 Ridge Road, Highland. Perry B. Beverage will present "Implementing Strategic Success Through Coaching." Admission is free, and a continental breakfast will be served. RSVP is recommended, but walk-ins are welcome. Contact Carrie Upchurch, (219) 838-1812, ext 63510, email@example.com.
Hunter safety course offered
CEDAR LAKE | The Lake County Parks and Recreation Department will conduct a hunter education safety course from 6 to 9 p.m. Friday and 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday at the Cedar Creek Family Golf Center, 10483 W. 109th Ave. The Indiana Department of Natural Resources requires all hunters born after 1986 to take this class. Participants will learn about firearms safety, survival, first aid, wildlife identification and management, hunter responsibility and ethics. It is required that participants take all 10 hours of the class and pass a written exam. Children 12 and younger must have an adult present. DNR requires online registration only. Go to www.in.gov/dnr/lawenfor/4812.htm and click the "view upcoming events" button in top right. For more information, contact Lake County Parks, (219) 947-7275, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pianists to duel it out
CROWN POINT | It's a dueling piano showdown from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. in the auditorium of Bethel Church, 10202 Broadway. Two grand pianos will stand nose to nose at center stage as two award-winning pianists play face to face in this Northwest Indiana Symphony Orchestra concert. This concert features a musical medley for concertgoers of all ages. Tickets range from $25 to $65; students get in for $10. For more information, contact the symphony office, (219) 836-0525, email@example.com. http://www.nisorchestra.org.
Free eye screenings for kids
DYER | The Dyer Lions Club offers a free eye screening for all children 2 to 6 on a first-come, first-served basis from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at All Me Therapy, 1160 Joliet St., Suite 102. This quick and easy vision screening procedure can detect most problems that cause poor vision in young children by using a PediaVision screening system to take a one-minute digital photo/measurement of the child’s eyes from a comfortable distance of 3 feet. For more information, contact Vicki Morris, (219) 440-7930, firstname.lastname@example.org. http://www.dyerlions.com.
Y sponsors Healthy Kids Day
HOBART | The Hobart Family YMCA'S Healthy Kids Day is the Y's national initiative to improve the health and well-being of families, featuring fun active play and educational activities to help kids be healthy and reach their full potential. It's from 10 a.m. to noon at the Y, 601 W. 40th Place, and includes swimming and water games, an obstacle course, games, prizes, tattoos, face painting, jump house, kids photo ID and fingerprinting, book giveaway, refreshments, door prize drawings for a Y family membership. For more information, contact Sharon Tarry, (219) 942-2183, ext. 14, email@example.com. http://www.hobartymca.org.
INPAWS meets in Hammond
HAMMOND | The northern chapter of Indiana Native Plant and Wildflower Society meets from 1 to 3 p.m at Gibson Woods Nature Preserve, 6201 Parrish Ave., Hammond. Guest speaker is Michael Huft, editor of The Michigan Botanist, who will be presenting “Northwestern Indiana Plants and Their Distant Relatives,” a pictorial travelogue. Registration is required for this free program. Call (219)-844-3188 to sign up.
Tamburitzans to perform
MUNSTER | The Duquesne University Tamburitzans take the stage from 2 to 5 p.m. at Munster High School, 8808 Columbia Ave. They perform the music, songs and dances of Eastern Europe and neighboring cultures. Advance ticket sales are strongly encouraged by calling the box office at (877) 826-6437. Tickets for adults are $25; seniors, $23; students, $15. Call John Pruzin at (219) 616-2828 for groups of 25 or more or for questions.